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I'm looking for suggestions on slight suspension leveling upgrade. I don't really go off-roading except for accasions where I end up on dirt roads to a camp ground, etc. But not like the 4x4 friends. Just looking at my options since I will probably need tires in about 6 months or so, and may go with slightly taller tires, or whatever in the 33" range, not sure I want 35". I have 285/65 on 18 now. Anyway, my current options are:
1. 2018 TRD full strut spring with level block kit
2. Eibach Pro Truck leveling kit
3. Eibach spring with bilstein 5100 possible?
4. Bilstein 5100 with blocks if needed?
Any others? Seems I can use trd suspension, but confirmation would be nice too. Any suggestion in wheels and tires as well would be nice, or do I need to go to that forum for that?
 

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maxtrac spindles on a 2wd.
If you want new shocks, 5100's on mid setting should get good alignment #'s and not require a block in the rear.
 

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5100 X 4 or 6112/5160 combo
Front on whatever setting you decide.
From what I've read if you keep the front lift under 3", you shouldn't have alignment issues.
Toytec shackles if you need to lift the rear 1" or 1.5"


I have Bilstein 6112/5160 combo on my 2014 2WD.
6112s on the second setting from the bottom with 1 CB shim on each side.
I should have got 2" of front lift, but I got 2.5", I'm guessing because it is 2WD, I don't know.
It was perfectly level at 2.5" of front lift with the stock shackles, I got the Toytec shackles to get a bit of rake back.

Stock shackles



After shackles



Toytec Shackles

https://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-suspension-talk/603362-installed-my-toytec-shackles-today.html

It was VERY stiff the first year.
I like it more since replacing the stock KO tires with KO2s.
 

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Thanks for the great inputs. I guess I'll go with 5100 and spindle sounds like a solid upgrade. Still need to figure out the rear since I'm not sure about shackle. I don't know anything about lifted trucks. I guess it works. It may not be significant enough with my wanting just 1-1.5" of lift, but I think lengthening the shackle probably alters the geometry and possibly introduce some flexing and reduce rigidity somewhat. But I'm probably just thinking too much. Apparently people use them ?
 

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Do the 5100 or the spindle, not both.

If you like the way your truck rides with the stock shocks, do the spindle.
If you'd like a firmer ride, go with a leveling shock.

If you're concerned with flexing and rigidity, look into the 6112 front shock.
Just google 5100 vs 6112.
https://www.google.com/search?q=5100+vs+6112&oq=5100+vs+6112&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.4856j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Also if you want a beefier shackle, look into Coachbuiler shackles.
The coachbuilder are made to a specific height setting.

Coachbuilder Shackles - DIRTY DEEDS INDUSTRIES

The Toytecs give you an option of 1" or 1.5"

https://www.toyteclifts.com/skltun-toytec-adjustable-1-1-5-lift-shackles-07-tundra.html

Contact Keith at @dirtydeeds
He will be more than happy to discuss your options with you.
A phone call is the best way to get a hold of him.
He also makes the best Tundra exhaust systems available.

Products Archive - DIRTY DEEDS INDUSTRIES

Phone: 760-877-4234 | M-F 9am-5pm PST
Email: [email protected]
 

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Do the 5100 or the spindle, not both.

If you like the way your truck rides with the stock shocks, do the spindle.
If you'd like a firmer ride, go with a leveling shock.

If you're concerned with flexing and rigidity, look into the 6112 front shock.
Just google 5100 vs 6112.
https://www.google.com/search?q=5100+vs+6112&oq=5100+vs+6112&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.4856j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Also if you want a beefier shackle, look into Coachbuiler shackles.
The coachbuilder are made to a specific height setting.

Coachbuilder Shackles - DIRTY DEEDS INDUSTRIES

The Toytecs give you an option of 1" or 1.5"

https://www.toyteclifts.com/skltun-toytec-adjustable-1-1-5-lift-shackles-07-tundra.html

Do the front and then determine if you want to lift the rear.
Replacing the shackles is fair easy and even the Toytecs are beefier than the stock shackle.
Link to my install..

https://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-suspension-talk/603362-installed-my-toytec-shackles-today.html

Contact Keith at @dirtydeeds
He will be more than happy to discuss your options with you.
A phone call is the best way to get a hold of him.
He also makes the best Tundra exhaust systems available.

Products Archive - DIRTY DEEDS INDUSTRIES

Phone: 760-877-4234 | M-F 9am-5pm PST
Email: [email protected]
 

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I have Maxtrac 3.5" spindles and 5100 shocks on the middle setting on my 08 Crewmax 5.7. That combo gave me a 4" lift which I needed for my 295-70/18 Terra Grapplers. This setup keeps the geometry of the suspension and ball joints so they won't wear out faster. The ride is fantastic! For the rear I would definitely go with Coachbuilder 2" or 3" shackles depending on the rake you want. He also offers a replacement bushing package for the shackles that makes for a smoother ride and no binding of the rear shackles. I noticed a difference right away! Also in the rear I have Bilstein 5100's for Rear Lifted 0" - 1" shocks. The truck is level with this combination and rides great!
 
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